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Peter Rowley


Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

 Peter RowleyDuring a career of over 30 years in financial services, Peter held numerous senior roles at various banks and building societies before retiring as the chief executive of a regional building society after 17 years in post. Since then, he has enjoyed a second career providing advice and guidance to a diverse range of private, public and not-for-profit clients.

He is Chairman of The Sports Council Trust Company, Chairman of British Weightlifting, Vice Chairman of StreetGames UK, a trustee of Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation and company secretary of Tees Valley Community Foundation. He has served previously as the lead non-executive director of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority, a board member of Sport England (chairing the Audit, Governance and Risk Committees of both), an independent member of UK Sport’s Audit Committee, chairman of SkillsActive UK and a director of Coachwise Ltd.

Peter believes passionately in the power of sport to change lives and communities for the better and received the OBE for services to sport administration in the New Year Honours List 2017.

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